These days the temperatures are dropping gradually during nights, indicating the arrival of winter. The change in the season, arrival of winter also barges in several unannounced winter health problems like viral infections, cough, cold, and fevers. Colder and shorter days in the winters give us tough times by attacking our immune system, especially for children and elders. Hence improving our immunity system is very crucial to be healthy this winter.
By putting in little effort and following a few health tips, one can prepare and supercharge themselves and their family to enjoy healthy winters. Below I have listed out a few safety tips in winter by following which we can enjoy healthy and happy winter.
6 Health tips to follow this winter
Follow a healthy and balanced diet
Healthy diet has a significant impact on our health and immunity. By eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, one can strengthen their immune system and keep the body healthy. So, include fresh fruits and veggies along with whole grains, lean meats, fish, poultry, legumes, nuts and seeds, herbs, and spices in your regular diet to build strong immunity.
During the cold weather of winter, people usually neglect to walk, jog, or do exercise. One should be active, keep themselves motivated and do physical exercises. Exercising regularly does not just boost our immunity but also helps to control blood pressure, obesity, and many other health issues. It is advised to exercise indoors during the winter season and choose activities like Yoga, dancing, and indoor exercises to keep you warm.
In winters, we usually avoid drinking enough water, and also, the cold weather causes frequent urination increasing the risk of dehydration. Hence it is essential to drink a lot of water to be hydrated. You can also opt for herbal teas, which further help to keep your body warm in these winters.
Cover up yourself
In winters though the weather looks hot and sunny during the day, mornings and evenings are usually colder. Hence it is essential to cover yourself properly, especially during the mornings and evenings when you are outside. It is advised to wear woolen clothes to keep your body warm.
Get enough Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a very crucial element for our immunity system. Vitamin D does not just keep your bones and muscles healthy but also keeps you active during the chilly days. Step out of your house, be in the sun for at least 20 minutes a day to be healthy and happy.
Pamper your skin
In winters, the humidity in the air decreases, making our skin dry and itchy. It is imperative to take good care of our skin during the cold winters. Avoid taking long hot showers for healthy skin, exfoliate the skin regularly, and moisturize your skin frequently during these winters to keep it healthy and soft and avoid harsh winter effects on skin.
Along with the above tips, one should also schedule regular health check-ups, especially for the elders. This is mainly because the winters trigger the risk of several health issues like asthma, cold, flu, painful joints, cough, and even sore throat. Do not neglect your health, follow the above tips, be on your way to enjoy a healthier and happier winter.